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Private-Equity Tax Strategy Draws Attention in Congress

wsj.com — Some members of Congress said they are taking a close look at a complex tax strategy, being used by Blackstone Group LP and other investment firms that are going public, that can significantly slash the tax bills of their partners.

Inversions Are Last Step in Tax-Avoidance Hopscotch

businessweek.com — The surge in U.S. companies avoiding taxes by taking a foreign address has been condemned by President Barack Obama and stirred a policy debate in Congress. What's often overlooked is that these "inversions" are typically a final step in a hopscotch of multinational tax dodging.

Inversions Are Often Last Stop for Avoiding U.S. Taxes

bloomberg.com — The surge in U.S. companies avoiding taxes by taking a foreign address has been condemned by President Barack Obama and stirred a policy debate in Congress. What's often overlooked is that these "inversions" are typically a final step in a hopscotch of multinational tax dodging.

Osborne Takes Aim at Multinationals Moving Profits Out of U.K.

bloomberg.com — The U.K. became the latest country to take aim at multinational tax avoidance, announcing a new levy on companies that "artificially" shift their profits into havens, a move prompted by growing international outrage at maneuvers used by businesses including Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Starbucks Corp.

Yahoo’s Mayer Faces Choice Between Investors, Herself on Alibaba

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer may find ducking a multi-billion-dollar tax bill forces her to choose between making impatient shareholders happy or running a larger company. Yahoo and its advisers have spent well over a year coming up with a viable option to sell off an Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Malone gained double tax break in inversion

sltrib.com — All told, Malone escaped about $200 million in personal taxes, and Liberty Global's U.S. shareholders together likely saved more than a billion dollars, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "He's congenitally averse to paying taxes," said Robert Willens, an independent tax accounting analyst in New York City.

Billionaire Malone gained double tax break in Liberty inversion

denverpost.com — NEW YORK - Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.

Maine’s largest landowner, billionaire media magnate avoids millions in taxes with inversion deal

bangordailynews.com — NEW YORK - Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him [...]

Tax-Hater John Malone Scores Again with Liberty Inversion

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.

Malone Gained Double Tax Break in Liberty Address Shift

bloomberg.com — Shifting the address of his Liberty Global Inc. from Colorado to London last year didn't just put billionaire John C. Malone in a position to reduce his company's tax bill. He also took precautions to avoid the capital-gains hit that the so-called inversion would trigger for him and other investors.
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